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QKA Talks Education Design and Continues to Climb the Ranks in ENR CA’s Top Design Firms Coverage

05/27/19

Following a busy and fulfilling year of work in 2018, we are proud to announce that we’ve once again advanced in the rankings on ENR CA’s annual "Top Design Firms List", coming in at #42 out of 80 firms statewide. This year Principal Mark Quattrocchi shares his insights on the growth of the education design market in the feature's introductory article.

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Principal Mark Quattrocchi Weighs in on All Things School Design

04/12/19

Mark Quattrocchi was among the industry-leading education designers asked to share their expertise and wisdom for School Construction News’ recent March/April issue. In the “Architect Roundtable” Quattrocchi highlights the rising importance of strategic safety considerations, environments that can be adapted to individual learning styles and QKA’s unique involvement with historic school restoration projects.

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Pre-Engineered Buildings for New and Improved Classrooms

01/14/19

QKA Principal Mark Quattrocchi offers his insight and experience on pre-engineered classroom buildings: the history, efficiency and flexibility of prefabricated elements that maintain the high-performance design of traditionally constructed classrooms. The School Construction News article also provides a case study of QKA’s own prefabricated building solution, Folia.

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QKA Receives Two Top Real Estate Project Awards from the North Bay Business Journal

12/12/18

With our project partners and clients, we are honored to announce that Kent Middle School’s modernization and Petaluma High School’s new track and field area have been named 2018 Top Real Estate Projects by the North Bay Business Journal. Work at Kent Middle School included a new administration building, as well as new and updated spaces for music, art and science. Petaluma High is now equipped with a new synthetic turf field and rubberized track, in addition to a new concession stand and ticket booth. Students on both campuses now enjoy facilities that perform, add value beyond meeting curriculum needs and blend utility with style.

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The Mercury News Highlights QKA’s Projects for Fremont Union High School District

10/08/18

Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) recently broke ground on two new multi-use Educational Option buildings, which will house the District's alternative education and support programs. FUHSD chose to use QKA’s innovative building solution Folia to bring the project to life and Principal Aaron Jobson is quoted in The Mercury News’ article on its sustainability and energy-saving benefits. This year also saw the completion of two new Folia buildings for FUHSD’s Cupertino High School.

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Homes for Sonoma Prepares for Installation of First Five Fire Survivor Cottages

10/05/18

The first anniversary of Sonoma County’s devastating 2017 wildfires brings the community one step closer to rebuilding as Homes for Sonoma celebrates the upcoming installation of its first five fire survivor cottages on a site in Windsor. Check out the following media coverage stemming from a viewing of one of the cottages at Kendall Jackson, including interviews with QKA Principal and Homes for Sonoma Executive Committee Member Aaron Jobson.

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Q&A with Mark Quattrocchi Published in School Planning & Management

09/26/18

QKA Principal Mark Quattrocchi was recently interviewed by School Planning & Management, offering his guidance and expertise on how to incorporate a school's outdoor elements to create a cohesive look and feel for a campus. With a little advance planning, the space and all the things like picnic tables and playground equipment between the buildings, do not have to be an afterthought.

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